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Small Business Saturday 2022 profile: Queen B's Cottage
Thu, Nov 24th 2022 07:00 am
Queen B's Cottage might be new to the Village of Lewiston, but its owner, Brooke Unversaw, is no stranger to local shoppers.
Small Business Saturday 2022 profile: Healing Earth CBD
Wed, Nov 23rd 2022 07:00 am
When Healing Earth CBD opened in the summer of 2021, public response "was very, very positive," co-owner Brandon Rush said. "You know, obviously there's a huge issue with education. A lot of people come in, and they don't know the difference between marijuana and hemp. They don't know what the difference between CBD and what THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is, or what it does to the body. So, we spend a lot of time educating customers. But I think, overall, it's been a very positive customer experience. I mean, we've done very well; we're obviously still in business."
Small Business Saturday 2022 profile: Anchor Spirits
Tue, Nov 22nd 2022 12:25 pm
"We don't so much as direct people, and offer what I think they should buy. We speak to our customers, and find out what their interests are, what their tastes are," owner Mark Butera said. "And the advice I always give people is drink what you enjoy. And don't worry so much about all the technicalities of the wine and food pairings. What's important is that you're having a beverage that you enjoy with the meal you're anticipating having."
Youngstown Yacht Club, Civic Guild provide Thanksgiving dinners
Mon, Nov 21st 2022 12:25 pm
The Youngstown Yacht Club and Youngstown Civic Guild teamed up for the second year to distribute food for Thanksgiving dinner to local families on Saturday.
Parker McCollum to perform at Artpark Mainstage TheaterĀ Aug. 17
Mon, Nov 21st 2022 12:20 pm
As part of his 2023 summer tour, country music artist Parker McCollum will perform inside the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023. Reserved seats will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2. This concert is presented by Emporium Presents and Live Nation.
Niagara University President's Dinner honors several individuals who have impacted lives of others
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 02:35 pm
Niagara University honored Bishop Darius G. Pridgen, the OSC Charitable Foundation, and the Rev. Joseph G. Hubbert, C.M., at its 2022 President's Dinner, Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Niagara Falls Convention Center. Proceeds from the President's Dinner benefit Niagara University's scholarship programs. More than $275,000 was raised toward student scholarship assistance during the event.
Check out Ransomville's 'Lighting of the Wreaths' weekend
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 11:55 am
Coinciding with the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, officials of the Ransomville business community are throwing out the welcome mat for River Region residents to check out the hamlet Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 26-27.
Town of Lewiston reaches agreement with Niagara University for holiday skating at Dwyer Ice Arena
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 11:25 am
As the 2022 holiday season opens, the Town of Lewiston has some good news for the community and for the town's essential workers employees: At Monday's work session, board members announced an agreement with Niagara University for open skating at the Dwyer Ice Arena during the holiday season.
Lewiston Event Center 'is back on the market'
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 10:00 am
Late Wednesday afternoon, the Lewiston Event Center posted the following message on its Facebook page: "News Release: The Lewiston event center is back on the market. Here's another chance to purchase The Lewiston Event Center."
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce celebrates community contributors
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce celebrated the achievements of its members, last Thursday, at the returning gala awards dinner at the Niagara Falls Country Club. The evening was full of music, fellowship and special recognition of members Everything Youngstown, Cheri Amour, Fittante Architecture, The Youngstown Lions Club, The Rose Hanger, Be OK Studio, The Historical Association of Lewiston and Margy Toohey.
New York Power Authority fishing piers close for season
Tue, Nov 15th 2022 04:45 pm
The New York Power Authority announced fishing facilities, including the fishing pier at the base of the Power Authority's Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant, will close for the season at dusk today, Tuesday, Nov. 15. The fishing pier located near the Upper Mountain Fire Co. at the Lewiston Reservoir and at the water intakes along the upper Niagara River will also close for the season.
Christmas Baskets Program in Youngstown to benefit needy in River Region
Sat, Nov 12th 2022 11:45 am
While Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away, planning for the Christmas season is already moving ahead in Youngstown.
State Parks: $500,000 grant to support preservation work at Old Fort Niagara
Sat, Nov 12th 2022 11:30 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced a $500,000 federal grant award to support the ongoing efforts of a significant historic preservation project at Old Fort Niagara State Historic Site.
Lewiston Choraleers holiday concert series includes performance during Christmas Walk
Tue, Nov 8th 2022 07:00 am
The Lewiston Choraleers will return after a two-year pandemic pause to present its annual holiday concert series at four area church sites. The series will include a performance on at St. Peter's Church to coincide with the annual Lewiston Christmas Walk sponsored by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce.
Village of Lewiston ZBA: Self-storage facility not permitted in B-1 business district
Wed, Nov 2nd 2022 12:00 pm
Self-storage is not a permitted use in the Village of Lewiston B-1 district, the Zoning Board of Appeals decided at a meeting Tuesday afternoon.
Center Street update: Major changes at Gather
Fri, Oct 28th 2022 11:05 am
To those Lewiston residents traveling Center Street who have noticed exterior work taking place at Gather American Eatery: That's just the beginning.
Lewiston offering Halloween happenings for children - plus shopping & dining deals for mom & dad - over next 2 weekends
Fri, Oct 28th 2022 11:00 am
Halloween - trick-or-treating, in particular - is normally seen as a time for children to cash in on a candy cornucopia. But this year, the Village of Lewiston wants to make sure parents, guardians and big siblings get in on the action, too.
De-Sign Committee 'Rejoices as sign comes down'
Mon, Oct 24th 2022 04:00 pm
The Lewiston De-Sign Committee, a group of local citizens dedicated to removing an overabundance of signs and clutter in the village, declared another victory on Monday, Oct. 24, when a large sign near the Niagara Scenic Parkway entrance was removed by the New York State Department of Transportation
CAM's historic Ransomville Speedway project included in Library of Congress for free public access
Sat, Oct 22nd 2022 11:05 am
The Library of Congress recently published a collection of materials that highlight the rich stories, culture and traditions of the Ransomville Speedway, dating back to its inception in the mid-1950s as the Ransomville Slow Pokes club by Ed Ortiz, Rich Cantara and other racers, to keep local kids from racing on Ransomville streets.
Lewiston: Fence repair begins on Center Street
Fri, Oct 21st 2022 11:05 am
Earlier this week, Fox Fence began the process of replacing posts and installing new white picket fencing along Center Street.
Village of Lewiston residents can pay bills online
Fri, Oct 21st 2022 11:00 am
Village of Lewiston Clerk Shannon Fundis and Treasurer Stephanie Longwell announced residents can now pay bills online via the municipal website, https://villageoflewiston.net. Items that can be viewed and paid include water and utilities, taxes, building permits, licenses, recreation department events and even parking tickets.
Chamber gala returns to honor River Region contributors
Fri, Oct 21st 2022 11:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the community at the annual awards dinner Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Niagara Falls Country Club. The board of directors will present awards to member businesses from 2020 and 2022.
Piper looks to add to Lewiston cemetery, potter's field
Fri, Oct 21st 2022 07:00 am
As the Village of Lewiston bicentennial year comes to a close, I have decided to embark on one more important project relevant to Lewiston's history.
'A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald' at Brickyard Brewing Company
Thu, Oct 20th 2022 07:00 am
At 7:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, the Lewiston Council on the Arts will present the ninth annual "A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald" fundraiser at the Brickyard Brewing Company, 436 Center St. This multisensory and multimedia tribute will be hosted by artist and Edmund Fitzgerald enthusiast Thomas Paul Asklar, who will commemorate the 47th anniversary of the disaster.
Village of Lewiston tables mold remediation compensation
Tue, Oct 18th 2022 08:10 am
Village of Lewiston trustees voted Monday to table a resolution calling for fund balance monies to be used in paying 716 Clean Up and Restoration for recent mold remediation.
Happy Fall-o-ween!
Fri, Oct 14th 2022 11:10 am
Lewiston merchants have outdone themselves this year, creating and displaying season-appropriate "friends" to greet their customers.
Chiavetta's chicken BBQ for Veterans Day
Fri, Oct 14th 2022 11:00 am
First District Niagara County Legislator Irene Myers announced plans for her annual Chiavetta's Veterans Day chicken barbecue. The event will take place from noon to 5 p.m. (or until sold-out) on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co. firehall, 625 Third St.
Leadership change coming to Lewiston Council on the Arts, as staff retirement announced
Fri, Oct 14th 2022 10:55 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts on Wednesday announced that, after 30 years of working together, the staff is retiring at the end of 2022 - and a leadership transition process is beginning immediately.
Welcome to Lewiston, Janet Dunstan's Dance Academy
Fri, Oct 14th 2022 07:00 am
Janet Dunstan's Dance Academy recently celebrated a ribbon-cutting at a new Lewiston location, 767 Cayuga St. - inside the former Bank of America building).
Lewiston Event Center sale: Boards unsure if storage facility is permitted
Wed, Oct 12th 2022 08:00 am
Officials in the Village of Lewiston are uncertain if the Lewiston Event Center can be converted into a 300-unit self-storage facility. Confusion centers on primary vs. accessory use in a B-1 zoned area, the definition of a warehouse, and what the codebook allows as it pertains to permitted stowage.
HAL scholarship commemorates Indigenous Peoples Day
Mon, Oct 10th 2022 12:55 pm
Ken Slaugenhoupt, right, president of the Historical Association of Lewiston, presents Elijah Smith, a member of the Deer Clan of the Tuscarora Nation, the annual HAL scholarship commemorating Indigenous Peoples Day, on Monday, Oct. 10.
Red Brick reopens, as mold is mitigated
Fri, Oct 7th 2022 02:00 pm
The Village of Lewiston's Red Brick Municipal Building is expected to reopen to the public tonight, after 5 p.m., now that 716 Clean Up & Restoration has finished its initial mold remediation process.
More art coming to Lewiston: Fall Festival chili-cooking competition at Gallo to benefit 'Lewiston Landing' sculpture
Fri, Oct 7th 2022 11:00 am
Michael Hibbard and his flagship Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen will host a chili cookoff and Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 15, to raise money for the "Lewiston Landing" sculpture.
Red Brick mold removal process, price, more than expected - but cleaner promises 'healthy, safe environment to return to and work'
Tue, Oct 4th 2022 09:15 am
The process of identifying and remediating mold within the Red Brick has exceeded initial expectations - and so has the project cost.
Speed limit lowered to 25 on Village of Lewiston roads - Center Street excluded
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 01:50 pm
Residential roads in the Village of Lewiston now have a posted speed limit of 25 mph.
UPDATED: Village of Lewiston's Red Brick Municipal Building closed for cleaning
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 11:00 am
The building - which also includes a basement gymnasium and a second-floor suite of offices and fitness studios - closed to the public at 8 a.m. Monday. It is still being tested as of this publication. Results are due sometime around Oct. 13.
LCA embarks upon 'Spirit of Victory' sculpture restoration
Mon, Sep 26th 2022 07:00 am
The "Spirit of Victory", a sculpture sited at Joseph Davis State Park, is in need of repair. The statue, by artist Tom Mullany, was originally part of a larger installation titled "Drums Along the Niagara," created in 1989 when the artist was in-residence at Artpark.
Village of Lewiston's Red Brick Municipal Building closed for cleaning
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 07:30 pm
Unexpected and persistent sickness symptoms prompted workers in the Village of Lewiston clerk's office to initiate mold testing on Sept. 16. Results came back positive on Thursday.
Village of Lewiston to replace white fencing along Center Street
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 11:05 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees voted Monday to spend $94,486 to replace the white fencing along Center Street. Funding will come from proceeds of the "Big Yellow House" property sale.
Frontier House interior specs delivered, awaiting approval
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 11:00 am
Lewiston architect Jim Fittante recently presented the Village of Lewiston with interior designs for what is now being labeled "The Historic Frontier House." He submitted a conceptual site plan for 460 Center St. - including floor plans, fire protection, plumbing, mechanical and electric - on behalf of Ellicott Development.
 

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